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  • Live lottery drawings to remain on WGN

    Live lottery drawings to remain on WGN
    The lottery lady is staying on WGN-Ch. 9, at least for another year.   After flirting with digital alternatives, the Illinois Lottery has agreed to a discounted one-year deal to keep the live drawings on the Tribune Co. station, its television home...
  • Kevin Hunt: AT&T Wireless Customer On 'Administrative Fee': What Is This?

    Kevin Hunt: AT&T Wireless Customer On 'Administrative Fee': What Is This?
    A newfound "administrative fee" on a phone bill is the sole entry in today's edition of "Is It Just Me?" — where no question is too small for The Bottom Line. Q: "Here's the text from the end of my AT&T bill describing a 61-cent monthly charge:...
  • Former NBCU exec Lauren Zalaznick has new hobby with LZ Sunday Paper

    Former NBCU exec Lauren Zalaznick has new hobby with LZ Sunday Paper
    Lauren Zalaznick's career has included stints as a movie producer, marketing executive and cable network president. Now she can add newsletter editor to her resume. Zalaznick spends Sundays blasting out the "LZ Sunday Paper," a collection of...
  • City's cable-access relaunches with HGTV-style fare, increased budget

    City's cable-access relaunches with HGTV-style fare, increased budget
    On Wednesday, Baltimore will relaunch its publicly owned TV station, shifting its focus from broadcasts of government meetings to CharmTV, a showcase for city restaurants, businesses and neighborhoods. City leaders see an opportunity to counteract...
  • AT&T and DirecTV defend deal on Capitol Hill

    The top executives of AT&T and DirecTV spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill making the case for their proposed $48.5-billion deal that will combine the telecommunications giant with the satellite broadcaster to create a video and broadband behemoth. In...
  • All-digital 120 Sports kicking off streaming network

    All-digital 120 Sports kicking off streaming network
    Getting your surreptitious sports fix on date night may never be the same again. Chicago-based 120 Sports is set to go live Wednesday with a steady stream of video highlights, pumped-up hosts, flashy graphics and score updates, making it a lot like...
  • Lawmakers Press AT&T, DirecTV on Whether Merger Will Lead to Lower Prices

    The CEOs of AT&T and DirecTV were pressed on Capitol Hill on whether their proposed $49 billion merger, pitched as a way to achieve cost efficiencies, would lead to lower prices for consumers, but neither company committed to such a scenario. Instead,...
  • Aereo cliffhanger won by broadcasters

    Aereo cliffhanger won by broadcasters
    UPDATED: Score a huge victory for ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. The broadcast business will carry on as it has after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against Aereo, the streaming service that has picked up broadcasters' signals without compensating the...
  • Broadcaster stocks surge on Aereo Supreme Court loss

    Broadcaster stocks surge on Aereo Supreme Court loss
    Shares of broadcasting companies jumped Wednesday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Aereo, a company that streams over-the-air TV signals to its users via the Internet. Broadcasters have long said Aereo violates copyright law and...
  • 'Earth to Echo': Shrewd Counter-Programming or Sacrificial Lamb?

    "Earth to Echo," a family-friendly adventure about an adorable alien, is trying to avoid being crushed by the robot hordes from "Transformers: Age of Extinction," when it premieres before the July 4th holiday. After all, the film is a low-budget affair...
  • Patricia M. Neisser

    Patricia M. Neisser
    Patricia Mansbach Neisser of Newport Beach, CA passed away at the age of – well, you’ll have to figure that out yourself – in the city she had called home for 58 years.  Born in Detroit, MI, during the Roaring 20’s, Pat used to...